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When do we not put a comma before "because"?

I agree with Jason's excellent answer, except their assertion that I ran because I was afraid and I ran, because I was afraid have the exact same meaning. Only the former is a proper answer to ...
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Omit the verb to be after the pronoun "one"

Both are fine. "One red" and "one black" in sentence (1) may be called verbless clauses (see for example The Cambridge Grammar of the English Language p. 1268). Small clauses my ...
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Omit the verb to be after the pronoun "one"

Both sentences are fine. I’d note that It’s not only (a pair of) is that is omitted here but (a pair of) that is. So a paraphrase of sentence 1 is I have two pens: a red one and a black one. Yes, ...
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What does 'what they have intimated was a "beat-up"' mean here?

Both Quinn and The Age have come in for criticism from contributors Tom Ryan and David Stratton on this blog over [what they have intimated was a "beat-up"]. Grammatically, the expression &...
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Use of comma before coordinating conjunction that starts a dependent clause

Comma rule in a compound sentence. Use a comma before and, but, or, nor, for, so, or yet to join two independent clauses that form a compound sentence. What is a compound sentence? A compound sentence ...
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